Sen. Marco Rubio isn’t talking about running for Vice President — and he apparently isn’t thinking about taking the office.
In an interview with BuzzFeed reporters and editors Wednesday, the Florida Republican declined to discuss any vetting procedures he’s undergone as part of the Romney campaign’s search for a running-mate.
Rubio was caught of guard when asked for the name of his favorite Vice President, breaking out into laughter at the question.
“Is there such a thing?” he exclaimed. “I don’t, I don’t think I’ve ever given that any thought.”
Asked about Mitt Romney standing by Donald Trump while he questions about President Barack Obama’s birthplace defended Trump’s right to speak his mind, even if he didn’t agree with him, but called him a distraction.
“Trump has this thing he does, and he has every right to participate in America’s politics — he’s an American citizen,” Rubio said. “From my point of view, I think every minute that we don’t spend concentrating on the real issues that are confronting our country is a disservice to voters and the people of our country.”
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